Savory Mince Hotpot

"A tasty savory mince casserole that will warm you through in winter. It's not a heavy meal either which is a bonus. I always check the casserole and taste the sauce about half way through cooking just in case you need to add more water, stock or whatever you fancy. Where I have put pasta sauce in the ingredients, I mean ready made tomato based sauce like Paul Newman or Raguletto. I generally use a third of a jar."
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Ready In:
1hr 30mins


  • 400 g mincemeat (I use lean mince)
  • 1 large onion (sliced and diced)
  • 4 garlic cloves (crushed)
  • 1 large carrot (sliced)
  • 1 cup peas
  • 4 potatoes (halfed or quartered depending on size)
  • 150 -160 g pasta sauce
  • 2 teaspoons chicken stock
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon oregano
  • 1 tablespoon basil
  • 1 tablespoon mixed herbs
  • 1 teaspoon chili flakes


  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celcius.
  • Par boil potatoes till semi-soft (but not too soft.
  • In a large frying pan, fry the onion, garlic and carrot.
  • Add mince and brown.
  • Add herbs, tomato sauce, stock and water and stir through until well mixed.
  • Transfer to casserole dish.
  • Add frozen peas and par-cooked potato's.
  • Bake in oven at 180 degrees celcius for one hour.
  • Check half way through cooking and add some water if need be.

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  1. This was a warm, hearty meal - ideal for winter however felt that it was lacking in something. Maybe a few more herbs/spices would do the trick.
  2. a great dish, one my family has often in winter, a real winner!!


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